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<sup></sup>There are two types of electromagnetic radiation: '''X rays''' and '''γ-rays.'''&nbsp;X-rays are photons emitted from the nucleus-surrounding atomic shells, which is the space where the electrons move or during velocity fluctuations of any charge-carrying particle, mainly electrons. γ-rays result due to instability of the atomic nucleus and from particle annihilation.&nbsp;
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There are two types of [[electromagnetic radiation|electromagnetic radiation]]: [[X-rays|X-rays]] and [[Gamma_rays|γ-rays]]. X-rays are [[photons|photons]] emitted from the nucleus-surrounding [[atomic shells|atomic shells]], which is the space where the [[electrons|electrons]] move or during velocity fluctuations of any charge-carrying particle, mainly electrons. γ-rays result due to the instability of the atomic nucleus and from particle annihilation.  
  
&nbsp;'''<u>''γ-Rrays''</u>'''<u>&lt;/u<br>γ-Ray photon's possible energy values span a range of 0.01 to 17.6 MeV. They are normally emitted due to instability of an atomic nucleus during it's subsequent spontaneous transformation. In addition to transformation, γ-ray bursts also occur due to the decay of subatomic particles (e.g electron-positron pair annihlation) and electomagnetic fluctuations (velocity fluctuations of high-energy electrons in cosmic magnetic fields)<ref>IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk to Humans. Radiation. Lyon (FR): International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2012. (IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, No. 100D.) X- AND γ-RADIATION.</ref>.</u>
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γ-rays - γ-Ray photon's possible energy values span a range of 0.01 to 17.6 MeV. They are normally emitted due to an instability of an [[atomic nucleus|atomic nucleus]] during its subsequent spontaneous transformation. In addition to transformation, γ-ray bursts also occur due to the decay of [[subatomic particles|subatomic particles]] (e.g electron-positron pair annihlation) and electomagnetic fluctuations (velocity fluctuations of high-energy electrons in cosmic magnetic fields)<ref>IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk to Humans. Radiation. Lyon (FR): International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2012. (IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, No. 100D.) X- AND γ-RADIATION.</ref>.  
  
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Latest revision as of 09:04, 30 October 2018

There are two types of electromagnetic radiation: X-rays and γ-rays. X-rays are photons emitted from the nucleus-surrounding atomic shells, which is the space where the electrons move or during velocity fluctuations of any charge-carrying particle, mainly electrons. γ-rays result due to the instability of the atomic nucleus and from particle annihilation.

γ-rays - γ-Ray photon's possible energy values span a range of 0.01 to 17.6 MeV. They are normally emitted due to an instability of an atomic nucleus during its subsequent spontaneous transformation. In addition to transformation, γ-ray bursts also occur due to the decay of subatomic particles (e.g electron-positron pair annihlation) and electomagnetic fluctuations (velocity fluctuations of high-energy electrons in cosmic magnetic fields)[1].

References

  1. IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk to Humans. Radiation. Lyon (FR): International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2012. (IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, No. 100D.) X- AND γ-RADIATION.
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